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FAQ's - JAKES Club Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the difference between Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherpy?

A. Therapeutic riding programs focus on teaching the rider the sport of riding including independent riding skills.


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Therapeutic horseback riding (where specific riding skills are taught), the movement of the horse is a means to a treatment goal when utilizing Hippotherapy as a treatment strategy.

A. Hippotherapy is conducted by a licensed physical, occupational or speech therapist.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -

Hippotherapy is a form of physical, occupational and speech therapy in which a therapist uses the characteristic movements of a horse to provide carefully graded motor and sensory input. A foundation is established to improve neurological function and sensory processing, which can be generalized to a wide range of daily activities.

Q. Which is JAKES Club?

A. JAKES Club provides family recreational therapeutic riding and horsemanship programs.


Q. What form of childrens special needs has JAKES Club's physician medical release program served?


A. JAKES Club's physician medical release program has served children with:
22q (, Autism (mild), Cerebral Palsy, Cogenital Heart Defect, CVI, Down Syndrome, Epilepsy, Hearing Impaired, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Sight Impaired, Spina Bifida and other special needs.

"But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."

Isaiah 40:31

TRC Program Description
  • Prayer, Bible scriptures, beginning horsemanship and Supervised arena area riding.
  • TRC3 Rider requires a team of 3:
    Horse Leader, 2 Side-walkers
  • TRC2 Rider requires a team of 2:
    Horse Leader, 1 Side-walker
  • TRC1 Rider requires a team of:
    Horse Leader with Supervisor
    encouraging  independent riding.
  • TRC Team Rider:
    One sibling may ride (under 125 pounds) with enrolled TRC rider to encourage riding posture, confidence and listening skills with Supervisor.

TRC Private & Group Requirements

  • Parent participation (1 parent per rider) Training per volunteer requirements listed on Volunteer page.
  • Minimum disabilities
  • Sit independently with
    strong trunk control.
  • No loud outburst in sound or running due to safety around horses.
  • JAKES Club Physician Medical Release.
    Completed by examiner not parent.

    New Children Requirements:
  • Age - 10 years or younger
  • 1st Evaluation Ride scheduled during spring or fall.
  • JAKES Club Physician Medical Release will be given to parent after new TRC
    1st Evaluation Ride.
    Completed by examiner not parent.

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TRC - Therapeutic Riding Club Program

TRC Program

          Group Riding:

  • May, June, September and October
  • Free of Charge
  • One day per week for one hour -
    30 minutes riding, 30 minutes horsemanship (Based upon child's individual needs.)
  • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
    Covid concerns? Contact office.
  • Waiting list provided for specific day or time.
  • Subject to outdoor weather conditions and temperature guidelines 50-90 degrees.

    Private Riding:
  • May, June, September and October
  • $50.00 Donation
  • Contact office for scheduling day/time


  • All Grown Up...
    TRC youth outgrow JAKES Club? Nope! TRC1 rider, participating parent & TRC Team member can getter done whether it is: cleaning a stall, feeding, grooming, saddling or taking a ride.
    Requirements: Graduated TRC1, allow 2 hours & follow TRC criteria.


       "Reaching children for Jesus one child with one horse at a time ..."





Our daughter who has CVI, benefits so much from this type of therapy. She loves it so much. We will continue for years to come. And will probably have to do actual riding lessons when she is older. Staff is top notch and very personal. There's nothing bad to say. What's even better is that it incorporates the love of God. I would highly recommend this. We look forward to it every day we get to go. Nothing means more than friendly faces, laughs, and scriptures. Love it!

Carly's Great Team!

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